Tropes pertaining to the many Nintendo characters (and others) as they appear in Brawl in the Family.
His personality remains practically the same as the anime's rendition, however Kirby has gained the ability to talk and fails to eat as much (after the first 50 comics or so, at least).
- All-Loving Hero: There's absolutely no one the puffball hates. Especially not Dedede.
- Beware the Nice Ones: The end of "The Sleepover, Part 4" has Dedede casually whacking Kirby offscreen and going to sleep, only for an enraged puffball to lunge on-panel with a pillow raised over his head.
- Big Brother Instinct: He got Meta Knight banned from Smash Bros. for the sake of keeping Dedede safe.
- Big Eater: Naturally. Later strips deemphasize this, since the comics have mostly tried to focus less on just "Kirby eats something" jokes, but when the comics first started Kirby eating literally everything and anything he found was a major Running Gag.
- Deadpan Snarker: Occasionally. For example, during the "A Mushroom Kingdom Carol" arc:Mario: Gee, there sure are some ugly people here.
Kirby: Uh, this is the present. People can still hear you.
- In Touch with His Feminine Side: During the Sleepover arc, he gets overexcited about the sleepover with Dedede and suggests all sorts of things they can do, such as doing their nails, gossiping, and having pillow fights.
- Manipulative Bastard: But probably one of the most well-meaning ones around. For instance, he tricks Dedede into saying "I love you" so that Kirby has an excuse to hug him, and he impersonates Meta Knight to trick other people to hug the real thing.
- Motor Mouth: "The Sleepover, Part 2" Also, before that, The "Dededoll"'s debut and the Smash-Up "TV Store".
- Mysterious Past: Unlike the other characters who've had focus, where Kirby came from and how and why he became a hero is left unsaid. All that's known is that according to Meta Knight he first appeared when Dedede began stealing all the food and his arrival heralded a sudden shift in the balance of power in Dreamland.
- Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: He can tell really scary stories, see Take Our Word for It below.
- Original Generation: In-universe, at least. As implied by the Cocoon Academy storyline.
- The Quiet One: Zig-zagged; he alternates between talking as much as other characters, talking very little (such as saying only one word in a strip), and not talking at all.
- Swallowed Whole: This is how he eats. It's implied that it's physically harmless, if mentally traumatizing, for the target in the long run.
- Take Our Word for It: His turn at the scary story Round Robin. It must've been horrifying, if the others' reactions are a clue.
- Visual Pun: He ate a Gordo and now he's gordo. Meta Knight even lampshades it before it even happens.
Dedede keeps the Jerkass personality from the anime, however here he comes off as close friends to Meta Knight, Kirby, and Adeleine; a Call-Back to Crystal Shards, where the last two were partners. A 10-Part comic, Cocoon Academy, reveals that he and Meta Knight were friends when they were children, which explains why Meta Knight never did anything to stop Dedede.
- Adaptational Heroism: While Dedede was never particularly evil in the games, Brawl In the Family gave him a origin story that explains how he managed to become a self-centered Jerk with a Heart of Gold.
- Ambition Is Evil: Ganondorf taught Dedede that ambition was a heroic trait, and apparently he took this to heart.
- The Big Guy: Most of the time, especially in Return to Dreamland comics.
- Butt-Monkey, when Luigi's not around.
- Crossover Ship:
- With Samus, though the feeling is not mutual.
- Also with a Prinplup in the Holiday Vacation arc. It too isn't mutual, because it only used an Attraction move and was seeing a Ditto.
- Deadpan Snarker: He does this more than anyone else, although to be fair, Meta Knight isn't around half the time.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Apart from eating everything, no one's sure why Dedede's after Kirby; apart from regular bouts and game-wise Brawling. As for Christmas, he steals everything from the Brawlers for the same reason the Grinch did... every year.
- Drop the Hammer: His main weapon is a mallet.
- Enemy Mine: Tries to pull this with Meta Knight to get Kirby, though Meta Knight often doesn't care.
- Everything's Better with Royal, Blue Penguins
- Jerkass: One of the differences between him and Kirby.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: However, he seems to actually care about Kirby and consider him a friend to an extent; a few comics imply (or outright show) that the two hang out often at each other's houses, and in comic 416 he's shown being pretty nice to Kirby and walking away with him.
- "Not So Different" Remark: Told by Meta Knight that he and Kirby are not very different when you get down to it.Well, like it or not, you and Kirby aren't that different. But where he has childlike optimism, you have untempered malice. Sometimes, that's all the difference one needs to be the "good guy".
- Only Sane Man: Granted, most characters get this, but it's usually King Dedede who reacts this way to the "cuteness" around him.
- Pokémon Speak: When visiting the Pokémon world, Red perceives him as only saying "Dedede" over and over.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: If his royalty is legitimate, that is.
- Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: His relationship with Kirby could be seen this way.
- Start of Darkness: When he discovered his ability for commanding others in the Cocoon Academy arc.
- Unknown Rival: To Kirby, who treats him as a friend.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Seems to have a Type 2 relationship with Meta Knight. Also with Kirby, but Kirby treats him as a regular friend rather than this.
He has little patience for jokes here, and he doesn't actually want to have friends. However, forcefully, he's become friends with the other main characters.
- Twenty-Four-Hour Armor: If you don't count him removing his mask when he sleeps.
- Brought Down to Badass: He used to have powers similar to Kirby, but he lost them during the cocoon academy arc. Though given how he turned out, he seems to have coped just fine.
- The Comically Serious: As his profile states, he does not joke or fool around... much. He does pull a prank on Dedede once or twice, showing that he definitely does have a sense of humor. He just doesn't use it much.
- Covered with Scars: His face; from Dedede's "Gooey Bomb prank". They appear to have vanished by the time of the final arc.
- Deadpan Snarker: Rivals Dedede in this respect.
- Embarrassing Nickname: Pinky. Wasn't embarrassing at first, though.
- Homeless Hero: For a knight whose best friend/ally has a castle, Meta Knight always sleeps in the woods.
- No Name Given: Meta Knight is an alias. As is Pinky.
- Not So Stoic: Pay attention to Meta Knight in this comic. As Adeleine talks to to King Dedede about his adventures with her and Kirby, Meta Knight is laughing hysterically.
- Only Sane Man: One of the most normal characters, though his cartoonish need for privacy doesn't put him completely in the territory of this trope.
- Scars are Forever: His blue complexion, as well as some unseen scars from a certain gooey bomb incident. The latter incident seems to have been averted towards the end of the comic.
- The Smart Guy: In Return to Dreamland comics.
- Start of Darkness: Sort of, when he turned blue after fighting Dark Matter.
- The Un-Reveal: When he removes his mask. Up until the Cocoon Academy arc, that is. We also get to see him in full during the final arc of the comic.
- Ascended Extra: She has a very small role in the actual series, but is a much more central character in the comic. This is lampshades from time to time, chiefly when strips about recently released games point out how she's getting left out of most adventures.
- Composite Character: While her design in BiTF is largely based on Canon!Adeleine's design, her design also incorporates elements of Ado from Kirby's Dream Land 3. Most notably Ado's more boyish hairstyle.
- Early Installment Character-Design Difference: In her first appearance, her dress is sleeveless and she had very chubby proportions. She also had no fingers or toes.
- Help, I'm Stuck!: Subverted in the Gooey Bomb arc; while Meta Knight and Dedede are glued to her canvas, she willingly sticks around, even if she isn't stuck to the Gooey Bomb herself.
- O.C. Stand-in: While few of the characters got much characterization in the games, Canon!Adeleine is even less developed than Meta Knight, Dedede, or even Kirby himself. Not so in BiTF.
- Out of Focus: For a good while she didn't appear as constantly as before, partially due to a combination of less Kirby-centric comics and Jigglypuff getting more screentime. Lampshaded during the Dream Land arc, where due to not canonically appearing during the game, she's instead shown waiting at home for any word from Kirby and the others.
- Ship Tease: She calls Meta Knight sweet at the end of the Cocoon Academy story arc, also asking him to show how handsome he truly is as early as their second real appearance together.note
- Strengthened by the fact that the two have appeared as a pair more times◊ than you'd◊ think. note
- Volume 3 of the books turns it into full-on Shipping, Matthew apparently having the ship grow on him:Matthew Taranto (2012): ...Nor do I intend on having her and Meta Knight going out or whatever! Continued
- If that picture isn't enough, read on: By the end of the 10-page poem in said book, Adeleine has successfully retrieved Meta Knight's mask from a well (presumably dedicating most of the night to the task). Then, she also paints "To my pal, love Adeleine" on the inside. And it isn't meant for a gag, as comic 55 - "Nap". Don't get it? Meta Knight's reaction? He is ecstatic, fully understanding and fine with the message being there for the rest of his life, him only needing to shift his gaze up or down to see it. Or, as the exact text says... Needless to say, if something like that happens, you know you're witnessing a big ship.
- Precocious Crush: Considering he's a generation older than her. meta-note
- The Smurfette Principle: One of the few prominent female characters, and for a long time one the only female character to get a profile.
- Volumetric Mouth: At the end of "Doppelgangers".
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: Her optimism is how she's able to consider Dedede a friend, despite actually being aware of his tendencies (unlike Kirby, who's just oblivious).
- Evil Overlord: In the Plunderful Life arc, he's revealed to be the tyrant ruling over the alternate present.
- Mook: Acts as one for Dedede, even back when they were kids in school.
- MookFace Turn: Implied in the Turnabout Kirby arc.
- New Transfer Student: How he was introduced midway through the Cocoon Academy arc.
- Pay Evil unto Evil: He gives Meta Knight evidence during the Turnabout Kirby arc against Dedede out of revenge for when he was used to pull a sleigh in "How the King Stole Christmas".
- Butt-Monkey: It's not as often or as obvious as his brother, but he has a marked tendency to be the butt of jokes, especially when these involve physical comedy such as being at the wrong end of fireballs, piranha plants and the like.
- Determinator: He's willing to save the princess at any cost, even if he has to relive his life six or seven times.
- Early Installment Character-Design Difference: In his first appearance (Hitchin' a Ride) he was way fatter. As the comics went on, he slimmed down more and became smaller.
- Good Is Not Nice: Played with. While he comes across as a nice guy overall, he still (mostly unknowingly) does mean things in the name of heroism.
- The Hero: Of his own games.
- Heroic Comedic Sociopath: He has his moments.
- He's Back!: Near the end of the Mushroom Kingdom Carol arc.
- Irony: Was a total nerd in school while Luigi was going out with Peach. Yes, that implies Luigi had his shadow cast over Mario.
- Resurrective Immortality: He has to earn subsequent lives though, and he relives each life from birth.
- Supporting Protagonist: The comic's primarily about Kirby, but Mario tends to have his own heroic things to do.
- Took a Level in Badass: When he got the bright idea to spin Bowser as he breathes fire in order to kill more Dark Matter, winning Peach's affection. And Eario's affection. Then he took another level as an old man to defeat Bowser Junior.
- Unwanted Assistance: He's been described as helping others especially when they don't want him to.
- Butt-Monkey: It's a joke that he exists solely to be the butt of the Mushroom Kingdom's jokes. Even he knows it. This is defied in Luigi's Holiday Vacation, where he manages to be the hero and nothing bad happens to him at all.
- The Juggernaut: In the Zelda universe, he just jumps on everything in his way, and uses a Star power-up to run right through Ganondorf.
- Screaming Warrior: When using a Star. Especially if he rips off his shirt beforehand. RAAAAA—!
- Throw the Dog a Bone: Luigi's Holiday Vacation. Luigi goes to Hyrule for a fresh start and a chance to be a hero. He gets mistaken for Link due to his green clothes, gets the Master Sword, fights bosses, defeats Ganon, and becomes the new Hero of Time and saves Hyrule. His Butt-Monkey status is finally defied. Especially prevalent because this was the fourth part of a small series where various characters went to other worlds for vacations, and Luigi's was the only one where something bad didn't happen.
- Yank the Dog's Chain: In Comic 510, everything goes Luigi's way for once... well, almost everything. After Luigi announced himself as finally being number 1, a blue shell flies towards him.
- The Big Guy: In youth, during the battle against Dark Matter.
- Disproportionate Retribution: It's said that nowadays he kidnaps Peach just because he's mad at Mario for beating him in the spin-off games.
- Distinguished Gentleman's Pipe: He's depicted with one on his character profile.
- The Man Behind the Man: In the Mushroom Kingdom Carol arc, he's the one behind an adult Bowser Jr.'s machinations.
- Ambiguous Gender: It's technically supposed to be unknown what gender Jigglypuff is (despite Kirby's attraction), but it's heavily implied to be female.
- Distaff Counterpart: The physical similarities between her and Kirby are said to be a possible reason they got together.
- Satellite Character: She usually only appears because there needs to be a comic about her and Kirby showing affection for one another. She hasn't appeared otherwise.
- Birds of a Feather: With, Kirby since they're both cheerful, childlike, and energetic.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Speaks only in primate language, but was still chosen by Kirby literally to be his lawyer.
- Demoted to Extra: His cameo in strip 553 was his first appearance in years.
- Out of Focus: As the comic went on, less and less strips focused on him.
- Silent Snarker: In the Turnabout Kirby arc, he has a hilariously deadpan expression on his face when the judge asks if he has anything to say. The judge apparently completely understands him.
- Destructive Savior: Parodied in one strip where Zelda thanks him for saving Hyrule...unaware he destroyed most of it doing exactly that.
- Heroic Mime: It's implied that he wants to speak more, but Navi doesn't let him. The only time he actually gets to speak is when he is briefly transformed into his counterpart from the animated series, and then he only says the infamous catchphrase, and recoils in shock after he turns into himself again.
- Kleptomaniac Hero: Exaggerated Trope. Link is already a good example of this in canon, but the comic presents him as being so obsessed with breaking pots for rupees that he ruins a date with Malon by smashing all the pots in her house.
- Legacy Character: Has appeared as a few different versions of himself, but mostly as his adult form from Ocarina of Time.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Accidentally creates many extra suns and moons by overplaying the Sun's Song. And before that, he destroyed most of Hyrule to save Zelda.
- Slasher Smile: Pulls off a really effective one when he's about to shut Navi up by eating her.
- Amazon Chaser: He's seeing Samus, whose badassery prompts a "Falcon swoon" on their dinner date.
- Calling Your Attacks: It is portrayed as a downright pathological problem for him. When trying to sneak up on his enemies, he is quickly discovered because he keeps announcing "FALCON SNEAK!" as he does so. When playing poker he loses, because he can't help but shouting "FALCON BLUFF!" despite trying to suppress it.
- Confess in Confidence: He confesses his sins after Falcon Praying and accidentally destroying his church."FALCON APOLOGIZE!"
- Large Ham: To say the very least, he never lowers his volume when he speaks, making him very loud. He even says his verbal tic a lot, very loud, including doing many things such as "Falcon Pray!"
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Has a tendency to break things that he shouldn't, but what really takes the cake is the time he punched Snake, causing him to black out and fail to save the world from something else going on at the time.
- No Indoor Voice: Always yells his sentences, even indoors.
- Religious Bruiser: As his profile puts it, "a confirmed Roman Catholic". He even made his comic debut in church.
- Verbal Tic: "Falcon [whatever action he is doing]!"
- With Catlike Tread: His attempt at stealth is hobbled from the start because he keeps shouting "FALCON SNEAK!" while doing so.
- Crossover Ship: With Captain Falcon. Implied that Dedede has a crush on her too.
- Megaton Punch: She and Captain Falcon deliver a synchronized one to an overly amorous Snake in the "Snake in the Grass" arc. Poor guy never stood a chance.
- Only Sane Woman: Arguably one of the more normal characters in the comic.
- Samus Is a Girl: Despite being the trope namer, it's actually averted here. She's seen out of her Power Suit frequently. A variant is played straight to Mega Man, though, who is very upset to discover that she isn't a robot.
- Whip It Good: Her preferred method of silencing unruly students, back during the Cocoon Academy arc.
- Ascended Extra: As mentioned before, he got a lot more attention once Kid Icarus: Uprising came out.
- Badass Adorable: He brings this trope over from his home series.
- Boomerang Bigot: In the E3 2011 strip, he says that he hates lefties, even though he's left-handed (or at least ambidextrous).
- Challenge Seeker: He loves using the Intensity Cauldron for even mundane things, such as swinging on a swing set.
- Good Wings, Evil Wings: Good, of course.
- Luminescent Blush: When Palutena teases him about looking for a date in the newspaper.
- Mundane Made Awesome: Invokes this by pouring loads of hearts into an Intensity Cauldron before riding a swing set.
- Older than They Look: Lampshaded by the Alt Text when hinting he has a crush on the Wii Fit Trainer. The age difference is too big... Pit is decades older.
- Pun: "I'm afraid you have an enlarged vowel in your heart". He is also the subject of more than one, specifically in reference to the pits that Mario has to deal with.
- Dungeon Maintenance: His job is to clean up after the Mario characters' adventures, such as by sweeping up brick block fragments and scraping flattened goombas off of the ground.
- Comically Missing the Point: He's one of the first two to notice that Dark Matter has messily deactivated Cocoon Academy's security system. His response? Clean the mess that the monster made as he was disabling the system.
- Hero-Worshipper: He absolutely idolizes Mario, to the point of actively stalking him.
- Luke, You Are My Father: He discovers this of himself and Waluigi. Possibly.
Kingsonnn DededooA penguin who looks like Dedede and cleans clocks and teeth.
- Deadly Euphemism: Subverted, he says things that sound like this (like "I'm going to CLEAN YOUR CLOCK!") but they turn out to be literal.
- Exact Words: He literally goes over to clean Kirby's clock.
- Identical Stranger: He looks exactly like King Dedede would if he had a mustache.
- Neat Freak: Both of his major appearances involve cleaning a clock or cleaning teeth.
- Original Character: He only appears in this webcomic and is not present in the Super Smash Bros. franchise or any Kirby-related media.
- Paper-Thin Disguise:
- In his first appearance, he looks like Dedede with a mustache, fedora, and trench coat, and the way he says his name doesn't help. But it turns out he really was there to clean Kirby's grandfather clock, and he greets Dedede in the street in the last panel.
- Double subverted at Meta knight's halloween party, where Meta Knight confronts him about showing up for a party he wasn't invited for and it turns out that he's actually Dedede in a costume. Subverted again when it's revealed that he ''is'' Dededoo using this excuse as a way to sneak in.
- Accidental Murder: He tries to happily greet the world...only to fry everyone by getting up close. He even tried to greet a flower...only to kill it by trying to get up close and friendly.
- Apocalypse How: It ends the world by getting up close and friendly.
- Manchild: In "Sun Parties", it angrily rants about no one showing up at its parties like a kid, also destroying life on the planet.
- Alternate Character Interpretation: In the "Snake In The Grass" arc. If we were going by Snake as he was portrayed in Brawl, he'd probably be asking Captain Falcon for his autograph instead of trying to steal his date.
- Butt-Monkey: Very much. Also literally. His butt is his most prominent feature.
- Cross Over Ship: Tries to hit on Samus, but ends up getting a Falcon Punch. From both bounty hunters.
- Smoking Is Cool: Deconstructively parodied, it reveals his location to the guards.
- Only Sane Man: She's one of the more normal characters.
- Relationship Upgrade: Her relationship with Luigi started out resembling the actual Mario canon's extreme ambiguity. It becomes more explicit over time. By the Christmas '12 strip, she seems to be living with him (or at least has keys to the house). And they're married with a large family in the "Mushroom Kingdom Carol" future. Inverted with Waluigi, in the final April Fools comic. She can only take so much, it appears.
- Bad Boss: Puts the Pikmin through deadly situations just to get back his bumper sticker. Though really, it's not much of an exaggeration from the actual games.
- Butt-Monkey: His Pikmin are this as well. Olimar's gotten beaten up by Snake, and thrown off a ledge by his Pikmin. His Pikmin have become salad at one point, got the bumper sticker as mentioned above, and got blown up by Snake's explosives at one point.
Bug CatcherA young Pokemon Trainer who tends to boast and challenge anyone to Pokémon Battles, while actually not being very good at them.
- Boisterous Weakling: Boasts about being great at Pokémon Battles when he's...well, not as great as he claims to be.
- Bratty Half-Pint: He's a little kid who isn't great at getting Pokémon and battling with them...which will definitely irk him if he loses even if he doesn't throw a temper tantrum.
- Determinator: He manages to push a Thwomp a good distance just to have him fight.
- Fluffy Tamer: Though the Thwomp he tried to steal was hilariously hostile and aloof and got him caught by Bowser, when the Bug Catcher is saved by Mario and calls it a day, the Thwomp is shown silently watching him leave from a distance, with a single tear leaking out of his eye.
- Small Name, Big Ego: He claims to be great at Pokémon battles...except he's not actually good at them.
- Sore Loser: In Strip 430, he tries to defeat Red's Pokémon with six Charizards...only to lose to the actually experienced Red with six Bubble Beams from one of his own water-based Pokémon. He is left irked by this loss.Bug Catcher: Man, what a cheater...
- Taught by Experience: He tries to beat Red's team with six Charizards, but fails. Next appearance, he's taking type weaknesses into account. But unfortunately he's also travelling in the Mushroom Kingdom, which plays by different rules.
- Throw the Dog a Bone: At the end of "Home", he succeeds in catching an Onix.
- All Your Base Are Belong to Us: Subverted, but for Ganon. The people of Dream Land don't mind him trying to take over.
- Ambition Is Evil: He teaches young Dedede that ambition is essential to heroism.
- Brick Joke: In one 2010 Christmas comic, he sings about wanting the Triforce. The next year, Tingle gives him the Triforce at a Secret Santa party.
- Cargo Ship: In-universe. He really seems to have a thing for the Triforce.
- Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: Very likely unintentional, but he looks a lot like James Hetfield here.
- Fallen Hero: He really wasn't such a bad guy when he was teaching at Cocoon Academy.
- Good Angel, Bad Angel: In his case, he has a Bad Angel and a Worse Angel.
- Slasher Smile: When he hears that King Dedede's castle is empty, thus available for conquering.
Sonic the Hedgehog
- Always Someone Better: Sonic's title as the Fastest Thing Alive is taken away from him when Mega Man beats him in a race by teleporting.
- Butt-Monkey: Sonic gets even less respect than Luigi, believe it or not.
- Characterisation Marches On: Sonic succeeding in getting into Brawl is rather jarring considering he's been portrayed as a big loser since then.
- Dada Comics: When Sonic appears, things tend to get weird.
- Off-Model: Word Of God has stated that The Ren & Stimpy Show is an inspiration for many of Sonic's strips.
- Only Sane Man: Sonic occasionally acts as the straight man for his friends, who are even weirder than he is.
- Take That!: Sonic's new year's resolution for 2012 was to suck less. Word Of God states that he liked Sonic Colors and Sonic Generations, but the joke was just too good to pass up (Kirby's resolution was to suck more).
- Throw the Dog a Bone: Sonic expects to get laughed at in the E3 2013 Review Comic, but is instead told that his new game, Sonic Lost World, is shaping up nicely.
- Wounded Gazelle Gambit: He pulled one of these on Mega Man, tricking the Blue Bomber into pricking his finger and dying, thus giving Sonic a spot in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Mega Man got his revenge in a later strip though.
- Made of Iron: Nothing can dent Frederick's armor.
- Memetic Badass: Invoked. Unlike the Frederick of Fire Emblem: Awakening, who was simply a Hypercompetent Sidekick to Chrom who served as a Crutch Character, this Frederick is so impossibly badass that the entire weapons triangle loses to him.
- Perpetual Frowner: Always depicted with an overly-serious and menacing grimace.
- Super Strength: Frederick carries a large log into battle, and is strong enough to throw his horse at foes and perform one-handed chokes on them.
- Testosterone Poisoning: He is depicted as exaggeratedly manly for laughs.
- Drunk on Milk: Has been seen downing orange juice like it was whiskey.
- Stepford Smiler: Behind that cheery face likes a jaded, cynical wreck of a mayor who has grown sick of the residents.
- Dark Is Evil: An evil hive-mind that immediately tries to destroy its current surroundings.
- The Cameo: Not Dark Matter itself, but Zero Two makes a very brief appearance in a vision when Meta Knight explains his resolve to protect Dream Land from future threats.
- Demonic Possession: Just like what it's capable of in Dream Land. Most notably, it's responsible for the creation of both Meta Knight and Crazy Hand in this continuity.
- Eldritch Abomination: Par of the course from its home series, with E. Gadd comparing it to a corrosive, demonic substance. Shortly after being introduced, it wastes no time trying to destroy the Cocoon Academy.
Matthew TarantoThe author and artist himself, inserted into his own comics. Seems to only appear in the occasional announcement comic.
- Alliterative Family: He, his siblings, and father all have M names.
- Author Avatar: Many of the comics he features in reflect his attitude and working habits, specifically, he's lazy. When Master Hand appears, he's a lefty, reflecting the fact that Matthew is left-handed.
- Butt-Monkey: Takes some form of abuse or bad luck in all of his appearances so far, except comic 416.
- Happily Married: As of comic 416.
- Jaw Drop: When he sees the comic Dedede made.
- Lazy Bum: In one appearance, he states that he doesn't feel like making comics that week due to it being his birthday, so he passed the job onto his brother, sister, father, and fiancee so he could sleep. Ironically, it ended up being more work trying to get them to make their comics than it did to draw some himself.
- Self-Deprecation: Usually depicted as being lazy, despite being basically the creator of the entire comic.
- Back for the Finale: In "Meet Me at Final Destination", Wario brings the Assist Trophy Waluigi was sealed in to Final Destination, and releases him to participate in one final brawl.
- Badass Boast:Waluigi: (after seeing the Phillips CD-i spirits terrorizing everything) Weh. You call this madness? Step aside. Waluigi Time.
- Beware the Silly Ones: Most of his appearances involve him being absolutely insane. However, he is the only one able to drive away the Philips CD-i sprites.
- Blue-and-Orange Morality: While he certainly isn't incapable of acting maliciously, at times Waluigi's not so much evil as much as he is just mentally warped. He's capable of acting out of genuine kindness, but it ends up either heinous, disgusting, or both because of his bizarre worldview.
- Breakout Character: The example for this series. It got to the point where he earned his own spinoff book, and remains the only character in the comic to receive such.
- The Corrupter: He acts as one for Daisy in My Fair Daisy after she briefly becomes jealous of Peach for marrying Luigi, mentoring her in the art of the WAAAAAA! Unfortunately for him, it doesn't stick.
- Dada Comics: The comic becomes utterly deranged whenever he takes over.
- Denser and Wackier: Compared to canon Waluigi, who's already pretty out there to begin with.
- Eats Babies: Somehow Played for Laughs.
- Exact Words: When he makes a color comic, it's just the purple and white that's used for all of his comics. He says:
- Extreme Omnivore: Books, lollipop sticks, babies, he'll basically eat anything there is and then some.
- Gonk: Played with. While he takes on a more hideous and disgusting form during his takeovers, he takes on a more humanoid appearance whenever he's sad or dejected. In general, though, he's much more cartoonishly hideous than his official counterpart.
- Horrifying the Horror: The Philips CD-i apparitions are absolutely terrified of his power.
- Hostile Show Takeover: Just see the trope page, Waluigi will explain from there.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: Implied. Maybe.
- Luke, You Are My Father: It's debatable if he's truthful, but he reveals this to Eario.
- Mind Screw: He is what happens when you take a Mind Screw and put it on legs.
- Modesty Towel: Depicted with one on his profile page.
- Mood Whiplash: At first, just about all of his appearances are absolutely hilarious because of his Hostile Show Takeover. Then comes his birthday where no one shows up, especially Daisy. And then Wario and Waluigi features everyone, including a heartbroken Daisy, getting sick of his antics and confining him into an assist trophy.
- Morton's Fork: Bring him soup he hates? Get soup in the face. Bring him soup he likes? Get soup in the face.
- Noodle People: His limbs can bend in unusual ways whenever he runs or picks something up.
- Odd Friendship: Daisy's actually able to put up with him.
- Off-Model: Needless to say, this particular interpretation of Waluigi is... exaggerated in appearance. We finally get to see a normal-looking Waluigi in 2014's April Fools' Day gag, after he stops taking over the comic.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: When the other characters get fed up with Waluigi's rampant chaos, which culminated in him and Wario hijacking their games, they seal him inside an Assist Trophy.
- Self-Deprecation: He expresses distaste for Brawl in the Family... in comics written by the creator of said series.
- Take Our Word for It: His driving away the Philips CD-i spirits is skipped over with a panel reading "sixteen extremely traumatic seconds later".
- Third-Person Person: "Waluigi hates this."
- Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth: Whatever he did to the Philips CD-i spirits, it was enough for the things that had terrorized the comic's characters ceaselessly to immediately double back and return to the block they had come from.Waluigi: Weh. You call this madness? Step aside. Waluigi time.